SO Excited! We just candled our Broody's clutch of 12 eggs..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ray2310, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. ray2310

    ray2310 Songster

    Apr 4, 2009
    Smithfield, PA
    We got our Broody Hen 12 Buckeye eggs on 7/1, so today is day 11 for her clutch.. we candled them tonight and I think we have 11 (of 12) eggs with babies in them, so far.. it's our first time candling eggs to see how they are progressing.. one egg is solid black, so I marked on it, but left it in the nest... the other 11 are clearly developing.

    It's so exciting.. I'm counting down until next Thursday.. think I may be camping out in the coop to see the babies hatch! (our Broody hatched her first 2 (of 6 eggs) in April, but I was away on business and missed the hatching.. luckily my husband sent me pictures, but it didn't do it justice... this is MY first hatching!!)

    (Jerry, our broody hen, is seemingly ALWAYS broody.. she is meant to raise babies!)
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Are the eggs all the same age? Mine usually look black around day 18, if not it could be bad so keep a close eye on it or it could explode.
    Best of luck with the others hopefully they'll hatch when you're home this time [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Songster

    May 1, 2010
    Alvarado, TX
    I have 22 eggs that should hatch same day as yours I had 24 but 2 were very clear nothing in them as far as I could see.

    Good luck keep us posted.........
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  4. crazy chook

    crazy chook Songster

    Apr 8, 2010
    Langwarrin, Victoria
    Broodies are the best incubators hands down! [​IMG]

    My broodies hatch 99% my incubator is lucky to get 80%

    Happy hatching [​IMG]
  5. Woo hoo! Watching our feathered babies *never* gets old! Hope you have a great hatch!

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